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Substitute Information

Thank you for considering substitute teaching with Valdosta City Schools.  Please read the following information carefully.

To review the Valdosta City Schools' Substitute Teacher Handbook please click the file below.    

For payroll purposes, the following items will be needed in order to process your application:

 

  1. Complete Application Packet
  2. Driver’s License
  3. Social Security Card
  4. Copy of High School Transcript or College Transcript
  5. Teaching Certificate (if applicable)
  6. 6. Personnel Information Sheet
  7. Three (3) Professional Reference Forms (from previous supervisor’s – references from friends or relatives will not be accepted). References must reflect employment covering the last 5 years and must be completed by supervisors.

 

IF ITEMS 1-7 ARE NOT TURNED IN BY THE DEADLINE, YOUR APPLICATION

WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE.

 

INCOMPLETE SUBSTITUTE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Upon receipt of your completed substitute teaching application, verifiable and acceptable professional references (previous supervisors), applicants will be contacted for interview.

 

Upon successful interview, applicant will be contacted for criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen. 

 

There is a non-refundable processing fee of $51.00 for background/fingerprints.  It should be in the form of a money order payable to COGENT SYSTEMS. NO CASH OR CHECKS ACCEPTED.

 

A non-refundable training fee of $25.00 cash will be collected on the day of the substitute training workshop paid to RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) to cover the 3 hour workshop.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants holding a Georgia or out-of-state current or expired teaching certificate are required to participate in a scheduled one-hour orientation training session instead of the regular four-hour substitute training session.  Fingerprints still apply.

 

Training dates for 2015-2016 are as follows:

 

September 15, 2015 – DEADLINE FOR PACKET IS AUGUST 28, 2015

October 7, 2015 – DEADLINE FOR PACKET IS SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

January 20, 2016 – DEADLINE FOR PACKET IS JANUARY 4, 2016

March 1, 2016– DEADLINE FOR PACKET IS FEBRUARY 16, 2016